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Talk by Ms Mitsuyo Kakuta
 
 
Date: 6 March 2008 (Thursday)
 

Talk by Ms Mitsuyo KAKUTA (角田光代)

Title: Being a Writer in Japan 「日本において作家であること」

Date: March 6, 2008 (Thursday)
Time: 16:00 to 17:00
Place: The Convocation Room, Main Building, The University of Hong Kong
Language: Japanese
 
Abstract:
During her talk, Ms. Kakuta will discuss the following questions:
 
What process does one normally follow to become a writer in Japan?
How did she become a writer?
What made her want to become a writer?
What inspires her writing?
How has the Japanese novel evolved over the last 20 years?

日本で作家になるにはどのような方法が一般的であるか、
私はどのようにしてなったか、なぜ作家になりたいと思ったのか、
自作について、この二十年ほどの日本での小説の移り変わりなどについて。

About the Speaker:
Ms Mitsuyo KAKUTA is the author of over forty books and the winner of numerous literary prizes, including the Noma Literary Prize for New Writers (1996), the Tsubota Joji Prize (1997), the Sankei Children’s Book Award (1999), and the Fujin Koron Literary Prize (2003). Woman on the Other Shore won the Naoki Prize in 2005 and is her first book to appear in English. She is also known for her essays about rock music and manga and her frequent appearances in popular magazines.

角田光代(かくた・みつよ)
1967年神奈川県生まれ。早稲田大学第一文学部卒業。
90年「幸福な遊戯」で海燕新人文学賞、96年『まどろむ夜のUFO』で野間文芸新人賞、98年『ぼくはきみのおにいさん』で坪田譲治文学賞、03年『空中庭園』で婦人公論文芸賞、05年『対岸の彼女』で直木賞、06年「ロック母」で川端康成文学賞、07年『八日目の蝉』で中央公論文芸賞を受賞。その他の著書に、『東京ゲスト・ハウス』『人生ベストテン』『ドラママチ』『薄闇シルエット』など。

Ms. Kakuta is in Hong Kong to take part in the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2008.

Registration Link 予約はここから

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Ms Lucilla Cheng by email at luci@hkucc.hku.hk



 
 
     
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